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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Minis Hit The Tour Trail Akin to summer tours planned by Scotland to the Americas, starting off Vs Canada; Wales, next weekend Vs South Africa, before going to Australia; and England next weekend Vs Japan, before going on to NZ; CW U12 Minis recently travelled to Vancouver to play Mulgrave School...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Victoria BC / News / Fifteens / NSMT / NSWT / Under 20 / Senior Women

CW/UVIC SPEEDSTER, Spencer Cotie.  Photo - Rugby Canada Men Mired in Mediocrity – Some Observations   Following the NSMT’s Sevens abject results we now see our Men’s U20 program falling far behind the U.S.  In chasing a 15-point deficit to get to the WC Tier II competition, things did...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

BRICKBATS to RUGBY CANADA! Canada Men's U20 team took on their USA counterparts on Saturday at Shawnigan Lake School and came away on the losing end, 33 - 18. This writer's beef is the fact that Rugby Canada posted absolutely nothing about the match until late Friday.  In fact, details of...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

New Link With Oz Established CW's, Jace Peters has found himself on the pitch with the NSW Country, Cowra Eagles.  The Tricolours have a great link with Casey Dunning's home club, Nelson Bay Gropers in NSW and we now extend our link to the Central West of NSW.  Strangely enough, Cowra plays...


CW Age Grade Shine at Sevens

CW Age Grade Shine at Sevens

Coach Denver & his U16 Boys - 1st Place ONE WEEK AGO Last weekend the Vancouver Sevens was preceded by Sevens competition for U15, U16 and U18 boys and girls on Thursday & Friday. Thirty teams from as far afield as Edmonton, Washington and Nova Scotia participated! South Island – VI Tide...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

(Photo - Rugby Canada) VANCOUVER SEVENS- WEEKEND WARRIORS CWRFC congratulates Caroline, Sophie and all of their team mates on their ‘underdog victory’ in the bronze medal match yesterday, defeating Australia by a score of 19 – 14. Earlier, they had squeaked by the USA, 12 - 10 in...


M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Victoria BC / News / NSMT

  An astute follower of our site made reference to the fact that Lockie Kratz's name had been omitted to follow at the Sevens this weekend.  Unfortunately, for Lockie and a couple of other teammates, they suffered serious injuries at the last tournament in Perth.  Lockie's knee was...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / News / NSMT / NSWT / Senior Women / Senior Men

CHEER FOR ME! This weekend's Sevens in Vancouver, the ninth IRB version at BC PLACE will have good television coverage........ Saturday February 24 TSN4 11:20am-3:00pm PT / 2:20-6:00pm ET Pool play matches, including Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team vs Spain (11:43am PT / 2:43pm ET)...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

WINNER OF LUCKY DRAW FOR SEVENS TIX Congratulations to Fay Vintcent who won tickets to the Vancouver Sevens this weekend after purchasing a table of ten for our upcoming Fun(d)raiser on May 10th. If you missed the lucky draw, don't miss the event! BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE The event will have...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Plotting the “Second Half”. CW’s men have been hard at it, preparing to cause a few surprises in the “second half”. The mood has been upbeat as the men move into Islander action on Saturday, January 27th against Nanaimo Hornets at Windsor, to be followed by a controlled scrimmage against...


MERRY CHRISTMAS

MERRY CHRISTMAS

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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW KIDS KICKING KLINIC Last Sunday CW offered an “Introduction to Kicking Clinic” to local clubs Mini and Junior players. Overheard at the start of the day, “I’m a prop, why do I need to know about kicking!” It was an incredible morning at CW rugby seeing so many kids from the Junior...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CHRISTMAS SEASON - A TIME FOR THANKS While we move into the Christmas seasons it is a time for gratitude and reflection.  Castaway Wanderers Rugby club would like to take this time to thank all of the hard-working volunteers who have pitched in to make CW the premier rugby club in Canada. ...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Lockie Hits the Ton Teammate, 'Jacko' Carson, who has played with Lockie for yonks, offers congratulations on 100 points for Canada. The NSMT Sevens had a great Day #1 at Capetown last weekend.  With victories over NZ, 19 – 7, and last week’s winners, Samoa, 33 – 7 before succumbing to...


MLR IMPLODING?

MLR IMPLODING?

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / News / Community / NSMT

How ironic after posting concerns about the dissolution of the Arrows, that yesterday it was announced that last year’s League Champs, the New York Ironworkers, cannot continue in the League.  Further, evidently talk about a new franchise in Los Angeles is also very dubious. All of this is sad...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

“We Are the Champions” Three teams representing the club at the BC Finals left Victoria early yesterday morning to test themselves against the best of the mainland. Can the reader imagine fifteen-year-old boys having to drag themselves out of bed at 5:00 a.m. to ride for two hours to play a...


WIND - UP WEEKEND

WIND - UP WEEKEND

Caps, McKinnon, a wily veteran! CW Men’s Divvies take on Capilanos at the House of Windsor at 1:00 p.m. this Saturday.  Neither team has posted a “W” to date, so the contest has the makings of a good battle. The Premier encounter will follow when two grizzled old foes grace the pitch. Caps...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

(Photo, Rugby Canada.) THE THRILL OF VICTORY - JOY TO THEIR WORLD CW Premier Women’s match against Bayside was preceded by the good news from New Zealand that the NSWT had defeated France and a subsequent loss by the New Zealand Women to England, put the Canadian Women into #2 ranked...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Sevens / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / RWC / News / Boys U14

CW U14 Boys – Winners Kamloops Sevens   RWC Playoffs & Final Monday’s editorial article relating to TSN dropping several RWC matches from regular scheduling and replacing them to TSN+ has produced much ire from fans and plenty of letters have gone TSN’s way! So far, it appears that they have...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

U18 Elite Champs. Local Rugby Plays Second Fiddle As the header describes, that was exactly the case as fans watched the All Blacks, Scotland and South Africa flex their muscles at the World Cup, CW U14 Boys and U18 Girls Elite win titles at the Kamloops Sevens, and CW Men’s First Div go...


ONE FOR THE AGES

ONE FOR THE AGES

Johny Sexton leaves the fray.  Credit Rugby World Cup. As predicted, it was a must see!  Ireland placed their strong claim to the Webb Ellis trophy with their victory over RSA last weekend. There will be a couple of other thrillers this weekend when Fiji pushes their claim for the final...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

GERWING SHIELD GOES WEST WESTSHORE UNVEILS KENYAN CONNECTION   The vaunted ‘the Kenyans are coming’ was on show at Windsor Park on the weekend. The show started well enough for the hosts with some strong set scrummaging rewarded with penalties. Around the ten-minute mark a tight head scrum,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

SEVENS HEAVEN Also from last weekend…. Last weekend BCRU hosted two PRC 7’s Tournaments in conjunction with the RAN 7’s – Girl’s U15 & Boy’s U17.  We have some news form the boy’s manager.  VIRU TIDE lost one match in the Round Robin to Vancouver South and faced them again, later in the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

In His Dreams!  Johno With Bill. Plenty of rugby news today, following the weekend’s Paris Olympics Qualifiers at Starlight Stadium. Let’s start with some old news.  Canada’s Men were unsuccessful in their second match against Tonga, losing 36 – 12.  Not sure that Rugby Canada can put any...